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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva's Cosmic Context

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte today catapults us into The Bodhisattva’s Cosmic Context. Another excerpt from a classic Sangharakshita talk entitled “The Cosmic Significance of the Bodhisattva Ideal” from The Higher Evolution series given in 1969.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Spirit

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 12:37

In this FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita illustrates the cosmic grandeur of The Bodhisattva Spirit. This is from the talk entitled ‘The Cosmic Significance of the Bodhisattva Ideal’ from The Higher Evolution series given in 1969.

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Dharmabyte: Keeping Our Hearts Open

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 - 14:22

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Keeping Our Hearts Open’, an excerpt from the talk on Avalokitesvara by Dharmasri. Speaking from the heart, Dharmasri evokes the wish to alleviate the suffering of all beings embodied by the figure Avalokitesvara.

This talk continues the exploration of Transforming Self and World through looking at the seven-fold puja, by exploring the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Dharmasri introduces us to Bodhisattvas as aspects of the Enlightened mind.

We discover the Myth of Avalokitesvara and how...

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Dharmabyte: Knowing as Lived Experience

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:47

In this FBA Dharmabyte, Parami gives us “ ‘Knowing’ as a Lived Experience” from the talk “Living In The Greater Mandala”. A bodhisattva is a being intent upon awakening for the sake of all beings. Most of us, most of the time, are not as awake as we could be. We create suffering by trying to fit reality into our picture of how we think things should be - the bodhisattva helps us see how unhelpful...

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Dharmabyte: One Understands

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 17:05

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘One Understands’, an excerpt from the talk on ‘Manjusri’ by Amaraghosha, one of a series of talks about archetypal Bodhisattvas.

In this excerpt Amaraghosha explores the importance of wisdom in the Buddhist tradition through teachings including the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths. This talk was given at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in 2016 as part of their regular Saturday morning Sangha class.

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Dharmabyte: Peaceful Vajrapani

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 16:55

Our FBA Dharmabyte is by Sanghanistha, entitled ‘Peaceful Vajrapani’. From the imaginative yet practical talk entitled ‘Vajrapani’ given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva’s Practice – Six Perfections

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 14:16

In this FBA Podcast, The Bodhisattva’s Practice - Six Perfections, Ratnaghosha, just back from four weeks of solitary retreat, explores the Six Perfections and how we practice them.

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Dharmabyte: Bringing Tara into Being

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:11

Prepare to be inspired by this FBA Dharmabyte by Tejasvini called ‘Bringing Tara Into Being’. From the talk entitled ‘Green Tara’ from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre Sangha Night series on the imagination, exploring different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. 

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

The Return of the Bodhisattva by Prajnaketu

By upekshapriya on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 15:22

Prajnaketu’s inspiring talk from the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana gave us a new take on the Bodhisattva path, with ‘Look up!’, ‘Grow up!’ and ‘Wake up!’

International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

The Bodhisattva's Reply - by Vajragupta

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 01:25
Vajragupta’s keynote talk form the first full day of the retreat.

Inspired by Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engaged with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

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